Yvonne Ybarra, director of cellular therapy for GenCure, a subsidiary of the San-Antonio based nonprofit biotech BioBridge Global, has been named chair of the Council Advisory Group (CAG) of the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP). She took the role on Oct. 1 and is now a voting member of the NMDP board of directors.
The NMDP’s Be The Match® program facilitates transplants of bone marrow and cord blood for those facing leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers; conducts research; provides support and resources for patients; and provides education for physicians. Volunteer donors join the marrow registry in hopes of being a match for and donating to a patient in need of a cure. With a swab of the inside of the cheek, donors join people around the world who want to help save lives.